Valuing Nature programme, Announcement of Opportunity: Understanding ecosystem stocks and tipping points
NERC is inviting proposals to contribute to addressing the goals of the Valuing Nature programme through a broader understanding of the tipping points of ecosystem services.
This NERC supported call is for UK focused research proposals to further understand:
- the links between ecosystem stocks, ecosystem service flows and benefits that are delivered as a result, to enable identification of critical levels of ecosystem stocks that avoid abrupt and damaging change in the delivery of benefits (tipping points); and
- how the values (including those broader than economics) of ecosystem services and the benefits they deliver change as tipping points are reached and exceeded.
A funding pot of up to £1·1 million (80% full economic cost) is available from NERC, which is expected to support three proposals of up to 30 months' duration, and up to £370,000 (80% FEC).
Applicants should refer to the full Announcement of Opportunity for further details.
Call opens: 8 March 2016
Call closes: 16:00 BST 5 May 2016
For further information about this Announcement of Opportunity, please contact: